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Biochemistry PhD student at Stanford University. Interested in natural products engineering and synthetic biology.


Mar
28
asked E coli cotransformation efficiency
Mar
28
asked Does yeast grow on LB agar plates?
Mar
14
comment Resources for interesting facts about biology
Well I think that jarlemag's answer is pretty good and important for the community. Too bad that others can't post other sources if they stumble upon them. I actually disagree that the answer will be opinion-based, as I would expect people to provide resources, not what they would consider to be "fun or important". If you have any suggestions how to change my question to reflect this, let me know.
Mar
14
accepted Resources for interesting facts about biology
Mar
12
comment Resources for interesting facts about biology
That's cool! Yeah, that's what I am talking about. And this is not just for me, but for the community. So whatever I don't find interesting, I am sure others will :) Your 'BioNumbers" link is not working.
Mar
12
asked Resources for interesting facts about biology
Mar
12
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
7
answered No bands show up in gel electrophoresis, not even marker
Mar
5
revised How do mosquitoes maintain telomere length?
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Mar
5
comment How do mosquitoes maintain telomere length?
I can actually help you with that! Steve Artandi (Stanford University) is working on telomeres. You might be able to talk to one of his students... Email me at gvandova@stanford.edu if you are interested.
Mar
5
comment How do mosquitoes maintain telomere length?
No I am not but I know the principle. You should just read this paper and try see whether you believe the interpretation of their data. Also just wait to see what other people might say about that.
Mar
5
comment How do mosquitoes maintain telomere length?
mm that's a good question. My first thought would be no, as eukaryotic cells are in general capable of recombination. I am not really familiar with mosquitoes, but would assume that applies for them as well. But again, it might be possible that there are telomere-specific recombination enzymes. Worth looking into.
Mar
5
answered How do mosquitoes maintain telomere length?
Mar
5
comment Plasmid maintenance
Yeah, I think this is a good backup.
Mar
5
revised How many transcription factors are there?
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Mar
5
answered How many transcription factors are there?
Mar
5
answered Plasmid maintenance
Mar
5
comment Using PSI-BLAST
Yes, each time you iterate a new PSSM is formed. You might want to use it if you would want to identify homologs that are undetectable by simple BLAST.
Mar
5
revised Using PSI-BLAST
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